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bug#22700: 25.0.91; `erc-echo-timestamps' no longer echoes timestamp for


From: Alex Branham
Subject: bug#22700: 25.0.91; `erc-echo-timestamps' no longer echoes timestamp for each line
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:16:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed 14 Aug 2019 at 10:56, Noam Postavsky <address@hidden> wrote:

>> +  (when erc-echo-timestamps
>> +    (when-let ((stamp (get-text-property (point) 'timestamp))
>> +           (message (format-time-string erc-echo-timestamp-format stamp)))
>> +      (unless (string= message (current-message))
>> +    (message "%s" message)))))
>
> I'm not an erc user, so perhaps it's just expected to be this way, but
> this sounds too aggressive to me.  E.g., if you run a command like
> describe-key-briefly its message will immediately be replaced by the
> timestamp.

Most of the time we won't be echoing a timestamp since point will be in
the same line as the prompt (i.e. the area where you compose a message).

> I was thinking erc-echo-timestamp would just save the last timestamp it
> sent in a buffer-local variable, and then only send a new message if the
> current timestamp is different.

That's certainly possible to do as well. If others prefer that, I can
write that version up.

Alex





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